Dr. Ellen Marmur is a leading dermatologist and dermatologic surgeon. She is a recognized and admired expert in skin cancer diagnosis and surgery, Mohs surgery reconstructive surgery, cosmetic surgery, and women’s health dermatology. In addition to her private practice, Dr. Marmur is an Associate Clinical Professor in both the Department of Dermatology and the Department of Genetics & Genomic Research at The Mount Sinai Medical Center.
Dr. Marmur is a board-certified dermatologist with fellowship training in procedures such as Mohs Micrographic Surgery for skin cancers, and cosmetic surgery including laser treatments and injectables such as neuromodulators and fillers. Her pedigree includes nine years in full-time academia as the first Vice Chair of Surgical & Cosmetic Dermatology at the prestigious Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. She is an experienced clinical researcher, specializing in genomic analysis of the effects of sun exposure and aging on skin. At Mount Sinai, she created the first Skin Cancer & Anti-Aging Biobank and bridged a pioneering collaboration between the Department of Genetics & Genomic Science and the Department of Dermatology, and she holds an associate professorship in each department. Dr. Marmur was the director of the prestigious Procedural Dermatology Fellowship program and co-directs the Mount Sinai Dermatological Surgery Fellowship.
Dr. Marmur earned her degree in medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine with distinction in research on melanoma vaccines and the Alpha Omega Alpha award for overall academic and clinical excellence in medicine. She trained in internal medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and in dermatology at The New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Hospital. In 2004, she completed her fellowship in Mohs Micrographic surgery.
Dr. Marmur is a spokesperson for the American Academy of Dermatology, and an active member of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, The New York Dermatologic Society, Women’s Dermatologic Society, American Medical Women’s Association, American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology, and American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery.
Due to her acknowledged expertise in skin cancer and dermatology, Dr. Marmur is regularly quoted in articles in major magazines and newspapers, and she has made frequent appearances on television programs such as The Dr. Oz Show and The Today Show.
Dr. Marmur is the author of Simple Skin Beauty: Every Woman’s Guide to a Lifetime of Healthy, Gorgeous Skin (Simon & Schuster), a comprehensive guide to skin care that covers everything from skin cancer and sun protection to cosmetic procedures and anti-aging products. She has authored many original contributions to the academic dermatological literature, articles and book chapters, and has been principle investigator on over one hundred research protocols.
Dr. Ellen Marmur has been the principle investigator on over one hundred research studies. Her current research includes FDA trials on the first-in-class treatment of advanced basal cell carcinoma approved in 2012 called Erivedge, and many new treatments for actinic keratoses. Her current interest is in genomic and epigenetic analysis of the effects of sun exposure and aging on skin.